Student Wellbeing

The goals of Transylvania’s Department of Student Wellbeing are to provide accessible, timely and confidential primary care while educating students about optimizing their physical and mental health by choosing health behaviors and lifestyles. Achieving these goals will improve academic success, prepare students for a lifetime of good health behaviors and improve student retention.

Health Services

Health Services is located on the second floor of the campus center. A nurse practitioner is on campus Monday through Friday to provide evaluation and treatment for many common health needs. Services include physicals, acute care for unexpected illnesses or injuries,  health education and wellness visits, flu vaccines, some STI lab testing and CLIA waived in office tests, allergy shots, blood pressure checks and more. All visits to the Campus Health Clinic are confidential per HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) guidelines. The medical record contains personal health history. This record is kept confidential and is not released to anyone without the patient’s written consent, except in compliance with state and federal laws (i.e., subpoena, court order, health department reporting requirements, etc.).

Appointments can be scheduled online.

Hours: Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4p.m. (No hours Thursday.)
Hours are subject to change during holidays and breaks.

Health Services will not attempt to replace the student’s private healthcare provider nor assume responsibility for the individual’s medical needs. They will collaborate with a healthcare provider to coordinate care as needed. 

There is no fee for the medical visit. Lab tests will be billed, at minimal cost, to the student’s account (see fee schedule).

Hospitals and Emergency Care

Lexington has many fine private hospitals and a major regional medical center at the University of Kentucky. Emergency care can be provided by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Fire Department’s paramedic squads in minutes, and each resident assistant is trained in basic first aid and CPR. Students requiring acute emergency care are often referred to Samaritan Hospital, eight blocks from campus. 

Counseling

Students often wonder if counseling would be helpful to them or if their problem is “severe” enough to get professional help–or if they even have the time and energy to engage in counseling.

Typically, students seek counseling for a variety of reasons: dealing with a recent stressor or long-standing problem that is interfering with some aspect of their life; taking a positive first step to prevent a problem; or simply seeking self-awareness. Individual counseling is an opportunity to talk with a counselor about any topic on the student’s mind or to address particular issues the student and counselor have already worked to identify.

Transylvania provides free on-campus counseling services Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Services include individual and group counseling and referrals to other types of mental health services. Services are confidential and are not a part of a student’s academic record. To schedule an appointment, please email counseling@transy.edu or call 859-281-3682. Our office is located on the second floor of the W.T. Young Campus Center.

Student Wellbeing Education

The Department of Student Wellbeing provides a variety of health education and awareness programs throughout the year for students, faculty and staff. Topics include:

  • Lifestyle health concerns, such as stress management, financial management, relationship concerns and spiritual wellbeing
  • Disease prevention and immunization
  • Nutrition and eating disorders
  • Making exercise a part of your life
  • Reducing tobacco use
  • Avoiding drugs and alcohol abuse
  • Green Dot Bystander Accountability
  • Preventing suicide
  • Hazing Prevention

For more information, contact studentwellbeing@transy.edu.

Temporary Disability Information

Student Wellbeing can often offer accommodations to anyone who receives an injury that temporarily impairs their ability to function in a normal capacity.

Return to Learn Policy

Sports related concussions and the impact they have on academics has become an important issue within the general sports medicine and academic learning communities over the past ten years. In an effort to ensure students receive the academic support they need during the recovery process, Transylvania University has put forth a Return to Learn Policy based on a multidisciplinary approach recommended by the NCAA and the Centers for Disease Control.